Riding Your Bike

Active Travel

From walking to cycling to public transport, we want to explore ways to help residents enjoy and feel safe getting from A to B using less fossil fuels.

​We’d like to see more safe cycle lanes in our area to promote more healthy living and reduce the traffic jams and associated pollution for those who need to use their cars.

The rule of 430*

Here comes a hard truth and some serious transparency. No matter what your bike is made from, all manufacturing releases greenhouse gases and aerosols. Bottom line: bikes are good by nature, but like anything that’s manufactured, they come at a cost to the environment. The great news is, you can take simple action—using your bike exactly as intended—to fully offset the carbon cost of your ride.

The Rule of 430 is a formula that demonstrates replacing about 430 driving miles with 430 riding miles can offset the carbon cost of your new bike. Anything above 430 miles, and your bike is now carbon-negative.*

*The Rule of 430 is a guideline based on the estimated average of our most popular 2019 bike models. Keep in mind the specific mileage to offset each model varies, due to differing emissions costs of each bike family.

*Source: Trek Bicycle website July 2022